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Is it permissible to give a Ring as gift?

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AsalaamuAlaykum, thank you for this service. I have a question about wedding rings. 

If a couple plan to marry according to Shariah & Sunnah, would it be permissable to give the bride a ring on the Nikkah? Not because they are trying to copy Kuffars but because the bride likes a diamond ring and that is what she is gifted with.

Also, as the bride wears a hijab, she only really likes to wear rings or bangles. Therefore is it permissable to give her a diamond wedding ring as a gift? 

Also I read that it is good for the groom to give his bride a gift so could be give her the ring then? The ring would most probably have a centre diamond and maybe side stones on the gold or silver metal. so if the bride picks out this ring is it ok as a wedding gift? Especially If the bride prefers rings to other kinds of jewellery? 

Thank you. 

Answer

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

Shariah permits us to express our happiness on happy occasions like nikah. One way of expressing happiness is offering gifts. It is even meritorious to offer a gift of one’s liking and choice like the description of the ring in the query. 

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Huzaifah Deedat

Student Darul Iftaa
Lusaka, Zambia

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

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